Iron Goat Trail

An easy hike that follows part of the Great Northern Railway. Three miles of the trail are ADA accessible and give a great history lesson about the area and the Great Northern Railway.

Getting there

Drive US 2 to 9 miles east of Skykomish (6 miles west of Stevens Pass) and turn north into the parking lot and trailhead (2,100 ft).

on the trail

You can hike this 6-mile loop in either direction. If you hike it counterclockwise, you'll climb 700 feet in the first half mile. If you hike it clockwise, you'll climb the 700 feet gently over 5.5 miles. Along the lower leg is ADA accessible and there are lots of remnants of the Great Northern Railway with historical informational posted along the route. At the northeast corner of the loop consider heading east 0.25 mile to the Windy Pass overlook.

INFORMATION for leaders

Scheduling & Permits

  • If you are scheduling this as a non-stewardship activity, please limit your group size to the default party size. The maximum party size is only for use by stewardship trips run with the cooperation of the land manger.
  • Suitable Activities: Day Hiking
  • Seasons: May, June, July, August, September, October
  • Weather: View weather forecast.
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Length: 5.7 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 700 ft
  • 2,800 ft
  • Green Trails Alpine Lakes West (Stevens Pass) No. 176S
  • Green Trails Stevens Pass No. 176
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